Paa Joe & the Lion at Margaret Mead Film Festival
October 21, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
2016 | 72 minutes
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Countries Featured: United Kingdom, Ghana
A fisherman is buried in a fish-shaped tomb. A heavy drinker is buried in a beer bottle. For the Ga tribe of coastal Ghana, funerals are colorful and impressive affairs, with custom-made, stylish coffins for the departed. Ghana Master coffin craftsman Paa Joe and his son work together to keep this tradition alive, and a big commission gives them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win international recognition for their art.
Co-presented by African Film Festival, Inc.